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By Akasha Spino-Bybee

Goldendale TSA students compete in Dallas



Preparation: Goldendale's Nadia Smith prepares her robot for the VEX robotics competition at TSA nationals

Goldendale High School students Connor Abbott and Nadia Smith traveled to Dallas, Texas to compete in the national Technology Student Association (TSA) competition from June 27 to July 3. As a team, they competed in VEX robotics and on-demand video production, two of the 64 competition categories. Smith also competed solo in the extemporaneous speech, future technology teacher and prepared presentation categories. Smith qualified in extemporaneous speech, putting her in the top 12 in the United States.

"I didn't get called up for one of the top three trophies, but that gives me a goal for next year," says Smith. Although Smith's speeches went well, the VEX robotics side of the competitio...

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